AHS Celebrates Valentine’s Day All Week Long
During the week of February 10, 2014, ASB hosted lunchtime activities to celebrate not just Valentine’s Day, but Valentine’s Week.
Each day had its own event, with Monday being “Shooting for Sadie’s,” Tuesday “Karaoke Tuesday: Love Song Edition,” Wednesday a pick-up line contest, and Thursday “Who Knows More About Each Other.” Students who participated had the chance to win prizes.
“On Monday, people shot at a target to win some prizes,” senior Leilani Gomez said. “Our main prize was a free Sadie’s ticket for the winner and a discounted one for his or her date. We also had a ‘Free Kisses’ booth on some days where we would give out free Hershey’s Kisses.”
However, students paid less attention to the free incentives and were more drawn in by the poster to secretly write out the names of crushes.
“More people were interested in writing the crushes,” senior Maggie Chan said. “Not a lot of people asked for the Kisses, like they were supposed to. Some of the crushes were real, but some were just for fun.”
Chan, Gomez, and the leadership class were responsible for bringing the event together.
“The leadership class brainstormed ideas together and then cut down to the activities we thought would be the best,” Gomez said. “We planned this week just for students to be have fun and enjoy.”
The coordinators were pretty happy with the turnout and Chan noticed the turnout increased as the week progressed, especially on Wednesday and Thursday.
“I think not a lot of people knew about it at the beginning,” Chan said. “There were not a lot of people for Karaoke Tuesday, but I think word started to spread.”
Though Gomez found that overall most people enjoyed the week of activities, there were hesitations during the planning.
“The only problem we had with planning Valentine’s Week was probably having the flag football tournament be pushed back because of the rainy weather,” Gomez said.
Overall, ASB and Leadership just wanted to do something different than the usual school monotony.
“We hope to add some fun to the normal school life while celebrating Valentine’s Day at the same time,” senior Perry Dai said.